At birth, Nalani Sanborn was diagnosed with a bacterial infection that affected her entire body, and her mother, Miranda, suffered complications from delivery. Luckily, both were covered by the Medicaid program. Nalani and Miranda spent four days in the hospital being treated with antibiotics before they were able to go home.
During the days following Nalani’s birth, her pediatrician informed Miranda that if the infection had not been treated, Nalani would've been the sickest baby he had ever seen, and probably would've died. Medicaid covered all of the treatments that made it possible for Nalani’s survival and recovery, allowing Miranda to return home safely with her newborn child.
Today Nalani is a perfectly healthy five-year old and has not had any ailments since birth. Miranda expressed extreme gratitude for the services that Medicaid provided when she and her daughter were in desperate need for health care coverage. “I would probably not be looking at my beautiful, healthy girl right now if it weren’t for the services Medicaid provided.”